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WEATHER ALERT – Hurricane Agatha
May 30, 2022

Location:  Mexican States of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero, Veracruz, and Tabasco

The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Hurricane Agatha will make landfall in Oaxaca, Mexico, this afternoon or evening, likely as a Category 2 storm.  Rapid weakening is expected after landfall, and Agatha is forecast to dissipate over southeastern Mexico by late Tuesday.

The Mexican government has issued the following warnings:

— Hurricane Warning from Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, to Lagunas de Chacahua, Oaxaca.

— Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch from Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, to Barra De Tonala, Chiapas.

— Tropical Storm Warning from Barra De Tonala, Chiapas, to Boca de Pijijiapan, Chiapas and from Lagunas De Chacahua, Oaxaca to Punta Maldonado, Guerrero.

Storm surge is expected to produce extremely dangerous coastal flooding in areas of onshore winds near and to the east of where the center of Agatha makes landfall.  Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

Agatha will produce heavy rains over portions of southern Mexico by Sunday into Tuesday night.  Life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides may occur in Oaxaca, Chiapas, and the eastern portions of Guerrero.

Large surf swells generated by Agatha will affect the coast of southern Mexico during the next day or two and are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.


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